2013: MA Special Election, June 25

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75% reporting Ed Markey still ahead by 6%

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RT @AaronBlakeWP AP calls it for Markey. #MASEN

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Ed Markey has been declared the winner with 82% reporting 54% to 45%

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I'm relieved but still appalled that in a statewide Massachusetts election the Democrat won by less than double digits. It shows to go you how successful the Republican mix of vitriol and fear has become. It may be their only card, but it's still a powerful one.

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We've been making "Dirty Ed Markey" jokes all night. (It's a line from one of the Gomez ads.) W2 voted for Markey particularly because of the SCOTUS voting rights decision. Same reason he voted for Warren -- no more idiot RWNJ justices.We also had to fight the Red Sox crowds as we live on one side of Fenway and vote on the other, and there was a game tonight.
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Unofficial Final Results





US Senate -- Massachusetts


2172 of 2172 Precincts Reporting - 100%


Name..............Party.......................Votes.....Vote %


Ed Markey........Democratic Party.........642,988....55%


Gabriel Gomez...Republican Party.........525,080....45%


Richard Heos....Twelve Visions Party........4,548......0%


[/break1]wcvb.com/news/politics/results-from-2013-massachusetts-us-senate-special-election/-/9848766/20665884/-/10vhipqz/-/index.html]http://www.wcvb.com/news/politics/resul ... index.html


[/break1]sec.state.ma.us/ele/elespeif/senatorincongressma_elecan13.htm]http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elespeif ... ecan13.htm





Markey is returning to Washington on Wednesday for congressional votes related to oil drilling. He will likely be sworn in after the Senate returns from its July 4 recess.


[/break1]masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/06/senator-elect_ed_markey_outlin.html#/0]http://www.masslive.com/politics/index. ... in.html#/0

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Not a bad point spread for a special election. We seem to be in the midst of a turning point. We have Markey and Warren; the women of Texas have found their voices and aren't likely to be silent when the Legos reconvene to try again; Estiveo can get married and Darryl Fucking Issa has been largely marginalized. :-bd
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I've had company and haven't had much free time, but they're gone now. Just wanted to note that Markey's 10 point win wasn't as large a margin as I would have liked, but considering that the turnout was only 27% of registered voters it's acceptable. For comparison, when Scott Brown won the turnout was 54%. The important thing is that MA will have two Democratic senators for a while, at least until 2015. :-bd

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I've had company and haven't had much free time, but they're gone now. Just wanted to note that Markey's 10 point win wasn't as large a margin as I would have liked, but considering that the turnout was only 27% of registered voters it's acceptable. For comparison, when Scott Brown won the turnout was 54%. The important thing is that MA will have two Democratic senators for a while, at least until 2015. :-bdTurnout was abysmal. We took a cab at 7:00PM to our polling place. Bad move as it's next to Fenway Park. (We did get to hear the Star Spangled Banner.) Three precincts poll there. Not only were we the only voters there, one of the workers said that less than 100 people had voted.
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